MLS Alumni Seminar with Gabrielle Trainor


MLS Alumni Seminar with Gabrielle Trainor

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Melbourne Law School alumni are invited to attend an exclusive Alumni Seminar titled Reflections of a crisis manager: "The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis’. One stands for danger; the other for opportunity", presented by AFL Commissioner Gabrielle Trainor (LLB 1977).

About the seminar:

Crisis management has become an industry over the past three decades. Still, social and mainstream media are full of examples of critical incidents, notably many in corporate Australia, handled badly.

While competence in the technical disciplines of risk management systems, planning, preparation and addressing business continuity should be taken as given, the most damaging crises for companies are those which expose culture and values which are not aligned with the community. Why do companies get it wrong? What does it cost them? What lessons are learned?

About the speaker:

Gabrielle Trainor is a non-executive director, mentor and advisor to large organisations on the management of difficult issues. 

She is a Commissioner of the Australian Football League and a non-executive director of Clarius Limited and Infrastructure Australia. She is Chair of the National Film and Sound Archive and of Barnardo’s Australia and sits on a number of audit and risk committees for NSW government entities.

Ms Trainor is also a director of Business Events Sydney, Cape York Partnership, the Aurora Education Foundation and a trustee of the Charlie Perkins Education Trust. 

After six years at a global firm, she co-founded a specialist consultancy and over 30 years advised large listed companies and other organisations on the management of their reputations particularly during critical incidents. Almost invariably, the incidents have significant stakeholder impacts – government/regulatory, capital markets, communities, NGO’s, internal constituencies, media commentators and other influencers.

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